Adoptive Families Blog

Discover What You Need to Know About Your Adoption Professional

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 16, 2017

Choosing an adoption professional to work alongside you is an important step in the adoption process. No matter what type of adoption professional you’re hiring, there are some crucial questions to ask before committing. Most of these questions we’ve listed will apply to the hiring of qualified adoption facilitators, adoption attorneys, social workers and private agencies.

As you start your search for a professional who will become your partner in building your family through adoption: We’re sharing a list of 20 questions that you can ask adoption professionals in a phone interview. Feel free to save this list to your phone, Internet favorites, Pinterest, or simply print it out.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Adoption Professionals, Infant adoption

Questions on Infant Adoption Answered at Recent Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 9, 2016

We know this time of year often highlights the longing to add a child to your family. Friends and family at holiday parties ask questions about how things are going or what your next steps are as you pursue your family planning. The desire to adopt may feel even stronger or have become clearer as you dream about future Christmas seasons with a little one.

If infant adoption is on your mind more than ever right now, tune into a recent Adoption Q&A Webinar that Lifetime hosted. Our Adoption Experts took questions from adoptive parents in the audience. Their questions could very likely be ones that you also have! This webinar covered everything from how long your adoption wait may be, how birth mothers find adoptive couples, what couples should keep in mind when they seek adoption help, and more!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Q&A webinar

Want to Adopt a Baby? Hear Your Questions, Answered!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2016

You know all those questions about how to adopt a baby that come to mind while you work, run errands, or wind down at bedtime?  Those are the adoption questions that Lifetime helped answer at a free adoption webinar we hosted last week. 

You can tune into a recording of this webinar by following the link in the next paragraph. In the recording, you'll hear answers from adoption experts to the most commonly-asked questions couples have about domestic adoption. Get the tips and direction you need to realize your dreams of adopting a baby into your family.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, I want to adopt a baby, adoption Q&A, adopt a baby, Q&A webinar

"Are Birth Mothers Required to Get Prenatal Care?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2016

Here’s a great question we were recently asked by a couple thinking about adoption: “Does Lifetime require that birth mothers get prenatal care before they can choose a family, or to start a match with adoptive parents?"

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Birth Mothers, adoption match

Being Asked Prying Adoption Questions?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on November 3, 2015

Many adoptive couples get asked prying and inappropriate questions and comments regarding their adoption. A few examples are:

"So, are they really siblings since one is adoptive?"

"Why don’t you have your own kids?"

"Where are their real parents?"

"She's so fortunate that you adopted her!"

"I heard adoption is really expensive, how did you afford it?!"

"I thought that all adoptive kids come with problems."

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Adoption story, adoption tip

What Adoptive Parents Ask – Part 1

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 27, 2015

This Q&A is part one in our blog series What Adoptive Parents Ask.

Adoptive parents ask: "I read about a possible birth mother on your site that would be a perfect match for us. Can you make sure she knows about us?"

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption Questions, Birth Mothers

Webinar for Hopeful Adoptive Parents: Your Adoption Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 30, 2015

If you've just started exploring the possibility of adoption, there are likely lots of questions on your mind. One way to get answers to your adoption questions is by reading adoption books such as Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide or Called to Adoption. Another way is by listening to adoption webinars. Lifetime Adoption held a great adoption webinar in which we answered questions from people just like you, people who've begun their adoption research. There's a great chance that they have the same questions as you've had on your mind!
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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption journey, Adoption preparation

Adoption Question: Why Them and Not Us?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 9, 2015

Mardie Caldwell, author of “Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide” answers a common adoption question with adoptive parents.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, adoptive parents

Faith Based Answers to Your Adoption Questions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 10, 2015

Are you called to adoption? Many people feel a desire to become parents, but far fewer feel a calling to become adoptive parents. The Lord has placed a deep yearning in the hearts of these people to love and nurture a child who is not biologically theirs. If you think you are being called to be adoptive parents, God has the answers to your adoption questions.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoptive family

Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2014

For a limited time, you can watch our most recent Adoption Q&A Webinar, covering the top 4 questions people ask about Open Adoption. In this webinar, Lifetime Adoption's staff discussed the top questions adopting parents ask about open adoption. We also heard from adoptive parents in the audience who asked questions and shared comments about their experience through the topics we covered.

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Topics: Adoption Questions